What’s about a Real Time MASTER Fader in Audition or…

We  haven’t heard from Nic, our Australian wunderkind for a while, but guess what : He is back on the blog with another Nic Kelly Files episode! I emailed Nic and asked him, if he could create a Adobe tutorial, because we recon a big Audition fan base among the younger imaging and production guys.  Learn how to run your master real time. Enter Nic!

It’s really exciting to see a growing fan base of Adobe Audition users coming to the Benztown blog! One thing in Audition that has been a massive help to me is actually having my mastering running in real-time in the session, instead of applying it after the session. There’s a really easy way of doing this, so you can hear what the end product will sound like, as well as freeing up time and resources.

I’m doing this in Audition 1.5, but it should be similar in CEP, Audition 2.0 and 3.0.

1.    Open up a new session.

2.    Open up the FX rack for any track.

3.    In this rack, apply all the mastering settings you would normally use on your production.

4.    Save this as a preset called ‘Master A’.

5.    When you’ve saved the preset, Remove All FX from that rack.

6.    Close the FX rack and open up the ‘Playback Devices’. Depending on how you have your layout set, this may appear as ‘Out 1’ or something similar, on the left of the screen.

7.    At the bottom of that dialog, press ‘New Bus’.

8.    Make sure the output is set as what you would normally have it. Make the ‘Friendly Name’ Bus A… or whatever you choose.

9.    Under Presets, choose the ‘Master A’ we set up earlier.

10. Click ‘Apply’ then ‘OK’.

11. Click ‘Bus A’.

12. To the right of the dialog, press ‘Same for All Tracks’.

13. Press OK.

14. (Optional) File -> Default Session -> Set Current Session as Default

You now have a fully functioning real-time mastering chain!

I’d love some feedback on what you want to hear from me. More detailed stuff, more technical stuff, tutorials on ANYTHING, let me know. Comment below or email me – [email protected].

Happy chopping J

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